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Crawling Out from the Dungeon

*the Druim an Aird walk itself is in the latter part of this report our_route.gpx Not too far, not too high up, not too big, and not too popular - I've learnt to be careful when planning the first walk of the season, and this season, it was probably even more important, considering it was the first ...
by aaquater
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crawling Out from the Dungeon
Replies: 2
Views: 869

The Slapshots of Creag Gharbh

$matches[2] Y'know... This was meant to be quick and easy... Looking at the map, I was almost certain... Let this be a lesson I won't forget... Dayrider bus tickets are awesome. Doesn't matter where I start the walk and where I end it, doesn't matter how many times I change buses, the one ticket I ...
by aaquater
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Slapshots of Creag Gharbh
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Re: How to Accidentally Descend a Shoulder, Leum Uilleim Edi

Sunset tripper wrote:That's a fine route and a great area also.

Cheers :D


Certainly, can't wait to (be able to) go back! The route worked out well, it was the better option in the end, but I still wouldn't want to exchange such luck for functional spatial awareness :D Thanks!
by aaquater
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: How to Accidentally Descend a Shoulder, Leum Uilleim Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 783

How to Accidentally Descend a Shoulder, Leum Uilleim Edition

our_route.gpx I originally planned to name this report 'From Rannoch to Corrour via the Netherlands' or something similar. Then I thought about it, and decided I'd better find another name. Clarification: I'm being stupid here. I did not go to the Netherlands. Leum Uilleim is Gaelic for William's L...
by aaquater
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: How to Accidentally Descend a Shoulder, Leum Uilleim Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Bulldozer-on-Spey

our_route.gpx Disclaimer: this report does not discuss roadworks. Even if any did take place in or by Grantown around this time, I didn't see them, and definitely wasn't hampered by them in any way. Nah; the title is, rather, meant to describe myself... With the start of uni looming near and a chan...
by aaquater
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bulldozer-on-Spey
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Re: Striking it Lucky on the Dalmally Horseshoe

Some wonderful views there! When it's not looking that promising but you decide to go up anyway, and then the weather clears, I guess it's even more rewarding! Strange about the stags, on the very same day I heard them roaring their lungs out near Glenfinnan. Maybe some of them stagger their timing,...
by aaquater
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Striking it Lucky on the Dalmally Horseshoe
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

O'Chills

our_route.gpx Not the best of puns, I admit. But at times, way too fitting! Let's rewind. I'd been considering crossing the Ochils south-to-north for a few months, starting from Dollar or Muckhart and ending at the Gleneagles station. The forecast looked okay on Friday, at least in terms of rain, a...
by aaquater
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: O'Chills
Replies: 0
Views: 905

Re: Rescued from Carn nan Clag

Carn nan Clag :lol: I tend to call the mountain Bog a' Ghlo, exactly because of the descent along Allt Bealach an Fhiodha - although when I went there 3 years ago, I also managed a proper step into the bog below Carn Liath, and had to go the whole rest of the walk with a drenched sock... so now I'm ...
by aaquater
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Rescued from Carn nan Clag
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Halving Aonach Eagach for the Prize of a Corbett

Public transport tends to make for pretty efficient motivation :lol: Looks really nice with the icing of snow on top! I wouldn't dare to go to such terrains in winter, never knowing how deep the snow is or what's underneath, but maybe that's just my lack of experience talking.
by aaquater
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Halving Aonach Eagach for the Prize of a Corbett
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Halving Aonach Eagach for the Prize of a Corbett

our_route.gpx To start off, I'd read up on Aonach Eagach a little before this day. Scrambling, exposure, no turning back. Up to a certain point, those don't really trouble me that much - but they don't exactly entice me, either, so at the start, I simply regarded the ridge as just another walk on m...
by aaquater
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Halving Aonach Eagach for the Prize of a Corbett
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Chill Sheep on a Hot Day on... uh, Which Hill Am I Climb

Maybe being sheep is just a front for these guys, and there's something more going on :lol:
by aaquater
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Chill Sheep on a Hot Day on... uh, Which Hill Am I Climbing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Chill Sheep on a Hot Day on... uh, Which Hill Am I Climbing?

our_route.gpx Was this the nicest weekend of the year? If not, then it was definitely up there. ...sure, it wasn't actually a weekend, but Wednesday and Thursday were supposed to be absolutely picturesque, and there was a chance of that extending to Friday as well. 2-3 days in succession. With both...
by aaquater
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Chill Sheep on a Hot Day on... uh, Which Hill Am I Climbing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Fraochaidh ........ boggaidh & grassaidh too :)

past my sell by date wrote:Nice report and pics, but it amazes me how many people do this from Balachulish when it's so much quicker from Duror
I can only speak for myself, but being dependent on public transport, Ballachulish is an easily accessible start point. Duror, not so much :lol:
by aaquater
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fraochaidh ........ boggaidh & grassaidh too :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Ben Chonzie, heavy mist, young kids...what could go wron

Getting to Chonzie summit from the end of the track seems endless in good weather, so I can't imagine what it must've been like in the fog! Not to mention finding the correct way back when you don't really see where you're going. It's a question of who finds it more spooky or calming, I suppose. But...
by aaquater
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Chonzie, heavy mist, young kids...what could go wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: Schiehallion in mist

Haha, the path really does disappear a good bit before the summit! The good part is that Schiehallion is such a lone hill that as far as you're still going up, it's impossible to get lost...
by aaquater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Schiehallion in mist
Replies: 9
Views: 1643
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